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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
The two eleven mark, based on the medieval symbol for steel, appears only on Steel Reserve(R) High Gravity lager. We use nearly twice the ingredients of many normal lagers & brew for over twice as long as many quality beers.

Drinkinbrews' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drinkinbrews (35) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Regardless of the reputation this beer has, as a long time drinker of overall cheap brews, hereís what i have to say about Steel Reserve. First off, i wish iíd of started buying this beer sooner, as it undoubtedly gives you the best "bang" for your buck. At $2.19 per four pack of pint cans, it canít be beat in terms of price. Upon opening a can, youíre instantly overwhelmed by a heavily malty scent, completely overpowering any hops that may actually be in this beer. The head pours very weak and thin, and the beer is very pale in appearance. At 8.1% alcohol, you will definitley be feeling it after 2 of these. Taste is extremely malty and comparable to most other low quality/cheap brews, only with an extreme touch of malt. Overall, i donít think itís as bad as itís made out to be, and i can see myself buying it regularly when in a financial pinch, as it does get the job done very well.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BudgetDrunk26 (4) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2015 does not count
All I smell is the Can ..Im not sure which one is worse, This or Camo. This tates a tad better than camo ..So lets go with that....Smell is of stolen copper, tastetheProlly from the store I bought it from ..(it was broken into recently.. Lots of copper pipe stolen)...Taste is the same ..pennies on your tounge, little hoppiness/corn mixed in ....looks great in a glass tho......defiantly not my fav budget beer......

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Another strange brew. Watery grain and astringent. Carbonation was big but tasted flat. Some vodka edge to it. Weird.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (345) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2015
24 oz. can. Pours piss yellow with diminishing off white head. Aroma is metallic, some grains and nail polish remover. Taste was smooth and sweet, not to bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
LetsRiff (16) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2015
What can i say about this brew? Terrible. Thatís about it. The only reason Iím adding more to this is that there is a 75 character limit. I donít recommend this to my worst enemy. I took 2 sips and had to stop. Just donít drink it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DesertDevil (675) - Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2015
24-oz. can. The nose (which isnít as terrible as I feared) is mainly sweet corn, raw cookie dough, a bit of asparagus, faint honey, and old yellowing newspaper. The color resembles very clear concentrated urine topped with a thin fizzy white ring for a head. Blech, the first sip reveals sugary corn syrup, stale breakfast cereal (like a bad mix of Corn Chex and Wheaties), and light canola oil. As the malt liquor warms, notes of cheap taco shells, buttery Ritz crackers, and the faintest floral blend wafts through the dominant cloying flavors. Thereís barely any discernible hop bitterness. Very thin body with nearly a light oily texture and overly sweet finish. Itís not the worst malt liquor Iíve ever had (I shamefully drank a lot of crappy 40s in high school) but I would never deliberately choose this one if I were thirsty for a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Aroma isnít so bad - pretty grainy; has some character. Taste is where everything falls apart - dirty, boozy, vile, disgusting. Puke-worthy palate. Took one sip and handed it off to someone else. Blecch. Avoid like the plague. One of the ten worst drinks Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2015
pours golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, floral and grain. taste is malts and grains.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsd08460 (498) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Aroma: grass, cereal, Appearance: clear golden, white head Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Better than expected (my first malt liquor, yah Iím a noob)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (261) - USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours a lovely straw color. Thick head, overwhelms my glass. Highly carbonated, Iím watching the little bubbles crazily rising from the bottom. Thin lacing around the glass.

Aroma is pretty harsh at the first. But after it mellows out a bit, itís okay. Itís slightly sweet, slightly grainy. I smell something that I think might be hops, Iím not real sure. Iím not super impressed by the smell.

Taste is pretty smooth. Itís sweetish. I taste some apple, seems like some caramel. I canít decide on my rating for taste.

Mouthfeel is not great at the start, but as it mellows out, itís pretty smooth. Itís not very crisp. I donít know how drinkable this is, it is pretty heavy.

Overall, itís okay. I like it. Iím not crazy about it. I had it from a 24oz can, poured into a pint glass. The first half wasnít great, the second half, that Iím basing the review on, is better. I donít know if my palate is adjusting to it, or what the dealio is. If you havenít had it, itís worth a try. Itís pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Has a very strong apple juice flavor. Itís not bad, but it doesnít taste like beer all that much.

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